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I love postcards. Every place I go I buy at least one pack/book of them. I have postcards from Greece, Italy, England, and France. From the US I have Hawaii and Chicago, IL, and of course New York City and now San Francisco.

The one thing that saddens me the most about the rise of the internet and email is the downfall of snail mail. I used to LOVE getting letters and postcards as a kid, and actually still do today. I had pen pals in grade school, but it’s hard to have a pen pal now when everyone would rather communicate through email or IM.

I came across this website, Postcrossing.com, a community where you can send and receive postcards from all over the world. So, you know, I had to join. I’ve sent 6 “official” (ones that are registered into the system and tracked) postcards so far, two of which have been received. I’ve also sent one “unofficial” postcard as part of a tag thread on the Postcrossing Forum. So far I haven’t received any postcards myself, but I’m really looking forward to when I do.

If you miss snail mail as much as I do and/or collect postcards, I’d recommend joining Postcrossing. I’m having a lot of fun with it. :D